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Associate Professor Thea JohnsonCreative plea bargaining and ineffective assistance of counsel in Lee v. United States

By Associate Professor Thea Johnson

The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Lee v. United States, [1] Docket No. 16-327. In Lee, a defense attorney in a criminal case gave his client incorrect advice about the immigration consequences of a conviction. As a result, the client, Jae Lee, claims that his attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel…

2017 Maine Law PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS)

Maine was first in the nation to admit an African American to the bar in 1844

By Danielle Conway, Dean & Professor of Law

In recognition of the second annual University of Maine School of Law PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, I am proud to recount just a few uplifting events in Maine’s history that involved diversifying the legal profession and promoting equality of rights under the law…

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John Fogarty '19Maine Law student awarded prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to John Fogarty, a rising 2L student at the University of Maine School of Law. John will spend the fellowship working at Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia, PA.

Lauren LeSueur '19Maine Law student selected for Rural Summer Legal Corps Program in Montana

Lauren LeSueur, a rising 2L at Maine Law, is working at Montana Legal Services Association in Helena, Montana this summer as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps Program. This program connects public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities.

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